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I'm a 25 year old male from Canada. Before i got sick, i was extremely athletic (5 days a week bodybuilding, 2 days a week playing professional soccer) . It all started from my trip to mexico. When I came back I had upset stomach and alot og acid reflux for three or four days. Saw my GP, was given Hpylori test and it came back negative. After a few days i started feeling better.
I'm sexualy quite active, however very cautious and perform STD test every month. Surprisingly I haven't gottrn anything so far, not even herpes type one or two. I meet this girl on January 7th and kissed and made out (no sex) and the next day she tells me she has herpes and has broken sore on her mouth. I panicked that there is a chance for me to be infected, then On January 10th i started having severe sorethroat along with high fever till January 15th. Since the symptoms werent accompanied by runny nose or other cold symptoms i saw my GP to make sure i didn't have strep throat, mono or EBV or any other STDS. I did a test, amd all came back negative. The next day as i was feeling better I went out with my friends and had couple of drinka. I woke up on January 17th and i had a sharp pin in my right hand middle finger, at first i thought maybe i was too drunk last night and have hit it somewhere. However. i wake up the next day discovering my right hand point finger is painful. Specially when i tried to bend both at the sme time. Few days pass, middle finger pain subsides, and only my point finger knuckle is a bit inflamed with tenderness. I go on my soccer practice, come home sleep and i get woken up with extreme pain in my shoulder joints, and eye inflammation (felt like my eyes were popping out of my head).. The pain was so bad, i took a trip to ER and after witing for 14 hours to see a doctor (yes wonderful Canadian health system) i was only given advil and was sent home.
Next day i see my GP, he tells me this is more likely to be reactive arthritis, we ran some blood test, and everything came back normal, crp level was at 1, Rheumatoid factor was noy detectable, Anti ccp was negative. esr was normal. I was prescribed Naproxen and sent home. At this point shoulder pain and eye inflammation have subsided. However, i started feeling pain and tenderness on my left knee and left ankle. (no swelling or redness).....after a few hours, ive noticed the pains are migrating through my joints, and when one subsides, the other one gets affected. For example, when my knee and anckle pain subsided, it started attacking my shoulder joint and shoulder blades. Fast forward till January 28 i saw an internal specialist, she took an xray, ran blood virology, ran other immunology tests including hlab27 gene and all came back negative. At this time my hands and knuckles are at no pain what so ever, the only pain I have is in both knees, heel part of my feet and my lower back. I go out drinking again, come home, wake up with inflammed thumb knuckle with severe pain, buttock hurts (as if i was sitting on a rock for days), and the pain keeps migrating through my body. Every single joint is being effected by now. I really dont know whats wrong with me..... I look online, and i dont see anyone with the same symptoms..... could it be reactive arthritis!? (i saw 5 gp and 1 internal medicine, they all agree its reactive arthritis).... however, being a hypochondriac i feel like this might also be rhumetoid arthritis..... tired of this pain... anyone with similar experience!? I havent been to the gym, or played soccer since, im depreand have lost 15lbs. Any help is appreciated.
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